Welcome to the Year 6 Page 2017/18
We have had a fantastic start to the term and are all enjoying being back together. Mrs Hanson-Church and Mr Gaff are very impressed with the determination and commitment to learning that is being shown by all children. Keep it up!
Our topic this term is Revolution which focusses on the Victorian era. We will be exploring all aspects of Victorian life including school, homes, food and history. We have a trip on Wednesday 13th September to the a Victorian school, which will really help us to understand what is was like to be in school at that time.
In English our learning will be based around our key text of Street Child by Berlie Doherty, which the children are already really enjoying. Our spelling and grammar learning will be consolidating our skills from Year 5, and ensuring that our basic grammar and punctuation is being applied to all writing. Our guided reading will provide opportunities to read and understand aspects of Victorian life and develop our comparison and retrieval skills.
In Maths we will be developing our place value up to 10 million, our rounding and statistical skills and introducing algebra.
In Physics we will be conducting experiments with electrical circuits and light, answering questions such as 'Can fruit light a bulb?' or 'Can you turn a light down?'
In Physical Education (P.E) we will be taking part in Victorian drill lessons and also learning the Haka! Great fun and watch out for the videos.
In Religious Education (R.E) we will be learning about Judaism.
Our Spanish will focus on describing ourselves and where we live.
It is going to be a busy term in which we all have lots to look forward to. We will post photographs of our learning journey as we go so please visit our page regularly.
Monday 11th September 2017
Fantastic group work in year 6, Mathematical thinking using fractions.
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Our class visited Wilderspin School. We enjoyed the visit and learnt about being a child in Victorian times.